Stratford-upon-Avon Things to Do

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  • 1. Shakespeare's Birthplace

    The Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust owns five houses associated with Shakespeare's life. The Trust was founded in 1847, following the purchase of Shakespeare's birthplace, a house in Henley Street,...

  • 2. Church of the Holy Trinity

    Located on the banks of the River Avon in Stratford, the Church was first mentioned in 845. Two Churches were in this location before the present limestone building was begun in 1210 and built in the...

  • 3. Anne Hathaway's Cottage

    Although it’s called a cottage it was really a substantial twelve roomed Elizabethan farmhouse, the lower part was built in the early 1460's and subsequently extended in about 1623. The cottage...

  • 4. Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    I'm sure most tourists come to Stratford because of the Shakespeare connection, and there really is no substitute for going to a performance in the recently redeveloped Royal Shakespeare theatre. I...

  • 5. New Place & Nash's House

    This house is found next door to Shakespeare’s (now demolished) house, New House. It belonged to Thomas Nash, who was married to Elizabeth Hall, Shakespeare’s granddaughter. She was the daughter of...

  • 6. Hall's Croft

    Hall’s Croft is named after Dr. John Hall, who married Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna. Built in 1613 this impressive piece of architecture reflects the Hall's comparative wealth and status. Inside is...

  • 7. Bancroft Gardens

    The Bancroft Gardens are located on the bank of the River Avon and in front of the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre. After enjoying our meal in Stratford, we walked to these garden's to sit for a...

  • 8. Harvard House

    I had been expecting to follow my visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace with a visit to the house that the adult Shakespeare bought in 1597 as a grand home worthy of his status as one of the most...

  • 9. The Guild Chapel

    The Guild Chapel actually resemble's a Church more than a Chapel. It was established during the 13th century, then rebuilt 200 years later. It's an important religious landmark which has some very...

  • 10. The Gower Memorial

    The memorial was presented to the town of Stratford in 1888 by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower and show William Shakespeare seated on a pedestal, surrounded, at ground level, by figures of Hamlet, Lady...

  • 11. Mary Arden's Farm

    This farmhouse was the home of Mary Arden, William Shakespeare's mother. When she married John Shakespeare, she moved into Stratford-upon-Avon. It is a lovely tudor house, with loads of character and...

  • 12. The Other Place

    If you go to Stratford, you must go to a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Other Place is a studio theatre for developmental and new work. It...

  • 13. Waterside Market

    On Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to mid-September there is a Food and Craft Market in the Waterside area, outside the RSC Theatre.It is essentially a...

  • 14. The MAD Museum

    No, despite the name, this is not a museum about insanity. 'MAD' stands for 'Mechanical Art and Design.'The Museum was launches in 2012. Its website describes...

  • 15. Compton Verney

    As a change from Shakespeare, you might visit Compton Verney, an art gallery about 9 miles from Stratford. It's a Georgian house, set in grounds landscaped by...

  • 16. Town Hall

    The original Town hall was built in the reign of Charles I and was extensively damaged from a gunpowder explosion in 1643, just over a century later the Hall...

  • 17. Tourist Information Centre

    The centre is a good source of maps and tourist information. The Tourist Office also offers a range of Discounted Tickets, Information on attractions, events,...

  • 18. Leisure and Visitor Centre

    The Stratford Leisure and Visitor Centre has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone and is the perfect place to exercise, learn, keep fit...

  • 19. Lest We Forget

    War Memorial The Stratford-upon-Avon Cross of Sacrifice is one of two war memorials within the garden; the plaques around the base of this cross bear the names...

  • 20. Clopton Bridge

    The 14 pointed span Clopton Bridge crosses the River Avon where during Saxon times the river was forded, the bridge was built in 1480; replacing a timber one...

  • 21. Clock Tower

    The Shakespeare Memorial Fountain and Clock Tower (as it is officially known) was donated by George W. Childs (1829 -1894), of Philadelphia, an American...

  • 22. River Avon

    The River Avon has a total length of 85 miles and passes through various counties in the Midlands of England; the river is sometimes referred to as the...

  • 23. Exploring The Cotswolds

    On my final day in Stratford Upon Avon I was pretty struck for ideas of what to do as I have seen almost everything I wanted to see. At the last minute, I...

  • 24. CREAM TEA'S

    Late afternoon in Stratford upon Avon, I saw a several young men come along and set up a Table, and then along came some boxe's.Next, out came tray's of...


    The White Swan Hotel date's back to 1450 making the hotel one of the oldest buildings in town.In one of the rooms at the front of the building there is a wall...

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